Half of all the CO2 emitted annually come from just 10% of the global population. Not surprisingly, from the richest 10%. And in case you think you are not rich, this is the top 10% global income, which is 99% of everyone living in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The “Global North”.
Meanwhile, most of my work is spent focused on Africa, where 90% of the population is part of that “Poorest 50%”, who collectively emit only 10% of all emissions.
My take away from this… there aren’t any meaningful emissions to lower in Africa. That the solutions to climate change need to come from that top 10%, as that is where the problem came from. And that is where the money is to fix it.